Magnolia has apparently spent the better part of a $1m (taxpayer) to bring in something like 130 Turkish fellows over time on H-1B visas.
If you are paying attention to events, you will already know that the Gulen Movement is in growth-mode here, and these imported people are part of the revenue-growth strategy. The taxpayers of California are basically paying to import people to work in these Gulen-linked charter schools and the Movement-linked businesses that grow up around them. It's a little walled-off economy to fuel the Movement, which has transnational agenda related to a very specific Turkish sect.
They're doing that here in Chicago, as well.
The future is unclear; California is one of those states where the charter can "shop" for an authorizer--- that's one of those bullshit ALECky ideas that runs so contrary to representative democracy that it astounds me how common it is.
Nearly unanimous: 6 to deny + 1 abstention. Expect MERF to now seek approval from county by submitting its petitions to @lacoeinfo by 11/10. https://t.co/66eBljWZXJ— Sharon Higgins (@sharonoak) October 19, 2016
In other words, the school district has voted not to renew the charter, but the charter can simply appeal to another board, and then I believe they can also appeal to one of those Heather Steansy-type appointed state commissions. It's all in the name of ideology.
Still, it's a good step forward, this move by LAUSD.
The reporting on this will be terrible; the California press has been very reluctant to point out that there is a Turkish syndecult operating in broad daylight in the charter sector there.
I believe I heard in the recent Ohio press conference that Robert Amsterdam's people have debriefed a money courier from the California operation---- someone who takes the cash kickbacks from the H-1B employees and delivers it to Pennsylvania. Now there's an interesting job!
*Scout, Brody, and Duke